Honda Safety Awards

Honda Safety Awards

No matter what type of driver you are, staying safe behind the wheel is a universally important aspect of driving. From a short drive across town to an extended cross-country road trip, you just never know what the unexpected has in store for you. No other automaker is as committed to protecting its drivers like Honda. In fact, Honda is proud to announce that a total of six 2020 Honda vehicles have earned recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)* as either a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus. Honda East Cincinnati has assembled this guide which can help you learn all about the safest Honda vehicles in the lineup.

IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards
In order to earn the coveted 2020 Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must receive “Good” crashworthiness ratings in all test modes, including the rigorous passenger-side small overlap test. In addition, a top-rated vehicle must offer front crash prevention which earns an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian testing as well as “Good” or “Acceptable” ratings for available headlights. Top Safety Pick + (TSP+) rated vehicles must achieve the same “Good” or “Acceptable” rating for their standard headlights. Other Honda models are expected to receive top safety ratings from the IIHS in 2020 as the Institute completes further testing. In other news, every Honda model which has been fully evaluated in the NHTSA’s 2020 model year NCAP testing has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score**.

A total of six 2020 Honda models have been selected by the IIHS as Top Safety Picks. For the 2020 model year, the CR-V and Civic join the Accord, Insight and Passport in providing Honda Sensing® as standard equipment on all trim levels for these five models. Honda Sensing® is now available or standard on every Honda automobile model, and there are nearly three million Honda vehicles on U.S. roads today equipped with this groundbreaking collection of safety and driver-assistive technologies.

  • 2020 Honda Accord – Top Safety Pick
  • 2020 Honda CR-V – Top Safety Pick
  • 2020 Honda Civic Sedan – Top Safety Pick
  • 2020 Honda Civic Coupe – Top Safety Pick
  • 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback – Top Safety Pick
  • 2020 Honda Insight – Top Safety Pick +

Honda Civic Sedan Safety

All Honda models also benefit from Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, engineered to protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems, including pre-tensioning front seatbelts, and front, side, knee, and side-curtain airbags. Whether you spend most of your time driving by yourself or transporting your whole family, there’s a Honda model that’s engineered to keep you safe on the road.

*Based on updated headlight specifications, 2020 Civic Coupe and Sedan built after Nov. 2019 and 2020 Civic Hatchback built after Dec. 2019 earn the IIHS TSP rating. Excludes Civic Type R.

**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program ( Not yet fully evaluated for the 2020 model year are the Clarity series and Civic Type R.